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r ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >> reporter: a reminder this 4th of july, fireworks are illegal in most cities. oakland being one of them. we'll tell you what authorities are doing to crack down. the 4th of july weather shaping up to be a nice one. i'll have your holiday temperatures and fireworks forecast coming up. an important food warning as millions of american
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americans prepare for -- millions of americans prepare for. >> reporter: and preparation for the annual 4th of july parade in danville. it gets started in two hours. we'll tell you what people are doing to make sure they have a good view of all of the festivities. "mornings on 2" starts right now. 7:01. good morning. happy 4th of july. we are live in danville, where the patriotic spirit is running high as an annual parade is set to get underway in a few hours. alex savidge has been there all morning and coming up he will tell us some of the efforts people have gone to get a good spot to view the festivities. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm brian flores. dave clark is off today.
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let's get your 4th of july started with rosemary in for steve. >> good morning. happy 4th of july to you. we have a fabulous day in store for today. slightly warmer than yesterday. not by much. we have a system over the north of us. that will keep the onbreeze blowing and low clouds at the coastline. very comfortable around the bray. a warm day inland. along the coast. a mix of sun and clouds. most of us will be in the 60s along ocean beach, pacifica and half moon bay. it will be warmer if you are heading into santa cruz or hanging out there for your holiday. we have the clouds hugging up against the coastline greeted by the clouds in the east bay and partly cloudy to mostly sunny elsewhere. temperatures and the winds, very similar to yesterday. i'm tracking an onshore breeze through fairfield. 25 miles per hour. so again, the onshore breeze gonna helps out in the afternoon, keep temperatures from really soaring. we'll get to that in the extended forecast, though. 58 in fairfield. 50 in antioch. upper 50s walnut creek.
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50s around the bay. 54 half moon bay. and checking in, 51 in santa rosa. 46 degrees outside in novato. into the afternoon, the numbers are up just a few degrees over yesterday. may not notice. 74 in oakland. 79 in fremont. 81 redwood city. 68 in san francisco. low 60s and mostly cloudy skies in pacifica as we get into the evening hours, the low clouds will be rolling back into the bay. we'll time it out for you and let you know if it will impact the fireworks for tonight coming up. >> all right. thank you. sal's off today but we're still keeping an eye on traffic. you are taking a live look at the beautiful golden gate bridge. >> empty. >> empty. no one. there's one car. >> there you go. it looks a little foggy out there. low clouds as steve would like to say. there's a runner passing by. traffic moving very nicely in and out of the golden gate bridge in and out of san francisco as well. let's look at the san mateo bridge. highway 92. can't complain. this is pretty good traffic as
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you are heading in and out of foster city. public transportation, muni and b.a.r.t. running on schedules for the 4th of july holiday. here's tori. all right. doing a really good job. sal might be worried a dangerous combination with fireworks and the heat. tara moriarty is live in oakland to let us know how officials are handling the fireworks threat and why firefighters worry there will be more to come. >> reporter: if you drive up here in the hills of oakland, you will see the dry grass. this is not a good combination with fireworks. if you are thinking about going into pacifica or san bruno and buying the safe and sane fireworks and come here to
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shoot them off, know that police will confiscate here. we want to show you the twitter photo from oakland firefighters. it's of a tree that was on fire here off havens court. crews were able to snuff it out before it spread. earlier last night, city leaders held a town hall forum to talk about the fireworks- related fires . the chief said more firefighters and police will be out on patrol. >> fireworks are illegal. neighbors need to tell neighbors that this will not be tolerated. oakland is not the wild west. >> reporter: now, people in the oak moor neighborhood are gonna be on high alert because an arsonist is on the loose. a half-dozen fires were intentionally set over a four- day stretch midjune. neighbors are being urged to keep a watchful eye and call police if they notice any other
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fireworks. the chief is hoping now that they will be out on the streets that there will be faster response times. we're live from the oakland hills, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. for the first time in six years, there will be fireworks in san jose on the 4th of july. the rotary club is organizing the fireworks show that is expected to be better than ones in years past. san jose and santa clara county donated $120,000 to help provide the show. but most of the money was raised through private donations. rotary club leaders hope the downtown display will keep people from setting off their own illegal fireworks. preparations for san francisco's annual fireworks show along the waterfront are underway. the entire display will be launched from four barges this year. two will be near the municipal pier and two others close to pier 39. the show will include 30,000 pounds of explosives including one display that looks like an octopus. show organizers say it takes a
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lot of techny nal expertise -- technical expertise. >> this will all be connected together in an electrical network. there will be a computer based firing controller that will send a signal out throughout the network and at specific times ask for sefern things to be fired -- certain things to be fired in the air. >> the lights and sounds of independence start at 9:30 tonight. happening now -- people already staking out their spots for another 4th of july tradition, the patriotic parade. alex savidge is live in danville, where one of the bay area's biggest parades is jet to get underway in a few hours. you are starting to see a few more people out there. >> reporter: we're seeing quite a bit of activity out here. some people coming and sitting down in their chairs that they put out here last night. this is probably not a great spot to be in about two hours. at about 9:00 this morning is when when all of the floats
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will start to move. you can see people went to extreme lengths to make sure they have a good view of the festivities later on this morning. thousands of chairs line the streets here through the downtown area. these folks came out here last night to set up these chairs. of course, in a short time, once this parade gets going, the annual 4th of july parade, this place will be packed with people. ♪ this is what the scene looked like last year during the 4th of july parade in dan ville. it's considered one of the largest and most popular 4th of july parades in the bay area. more than 40,000 people are expected to attend today. the parade goes down hearts avenue and san ramon valley boulevard through the downtown area. keep in mind if you are headed into the area, there will be quite a few street closures throughout the morning. bear that in mind. people who live here say the parade is truly special and
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brings in people from all across the bay area. >> they come from all around. you can see it's very civilized. everyone puts their chairs out the night before and marks the sidewalk. everyone apeeshates the businesses all of the civic -- appreciates the businesses and all of the civic floats. >> reporter: and there will be a lot more fun around the bay area that we want to let you know about. in clayton kids are invited to lead the downtown parade that gets started at 10:00. redwood city has a parade at 10:00 and in hercules, they have an independence day parade that kicks off at 10:45. if you want to go to napa, they have a 4th of july parade that happens in the downtown area at 11:00 this morning. as we bring you back out here to a live picture in downtown danville, you can see the chairs and the tents, it will probably be a pretty warm morning. those are probably pretty important. you can see some people taking
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their seats here for the parade. it doesn't get started until 9:00 this morning. it lasts about two and a half hours. we're live this morning in danville, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> always a good time for the whole family. thank you, alex. our web team has put together a list of all of the 4th of july celebrations in the bay area. you can find it on ktvu.com in the hot topics section. brian has kindly tweeted a link to that which i managed to retreat. >> people need to know. >> yes. a former elementary schoolteacher wanted to a child pornography investigation is being held at the santa clara county jail. 45-year-old nathan forstell was arrested at sfo after returning from vietnam. san jose police first arrested him last year. they say they confiscated child pornography at his south bay home. investigators say he was later released on his own o.r. a judge in southern california has delayed next week's scheduled release of the man known as the pillowcase
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rapist due to a quarantine. there's been a norovirus at the facility where he's being held. he has admitted raping and say ulting 40 women including 15 here in the bay area. he's been in a mental hospital since his release from prison in 1996. we have more details on an airport security threat we told you first about earlier this week. airlines have been told to tighten screening of cell phones and shoes because of new intelligence showing an increased threat from al qaeda militant groups. the concern is that al qaeda bombmakers have figured out how to turn cell phones into explosive devices that can avoid detection. there are also reports of new, hard to detect bombs peaking built into shoes. u.s. officials say foreign
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airlines or airports that fail to strengthen security could face bans on flights entering the u.s. coming up -- a holiday hurricane on the east coast. coming up in 20 minutes, live coverage from north carolina on the huge storm causing big problems on this 4th of july. big news from california's largest chicken producer. coming up at 7:30, the massive recall that could have an impact on your 4th of july barbecue plans. i'm tracking a warmup for your holiday weekend at this hour. fog along the coast. mostly sunny inland. i will have a look at what you can expect for your area today and this evening for the fireworks show -- coming up.
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san francisco police are investigating another violent incident near last sunday's gay
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pride celebration. this is video from world star hip-hop.com. someone was lying on top of the hood of a truck. the driver gets out with something in his happened and starts to chase someone. the driver is hit and kicked several times. police say the incident was never reported to them. the video does not show what led up to the confrontation. now to the nation's capital where large crowds are expected to show up to celebrate the 4th of july. that's prompting extra supreme court. the city is known for showing a spectacular fireworks show. but this year it's facing a different kind of threat. our reporter is live at the national mall where everyone is keeping their fingers crossed opening that hurricane arthur doesn't spoil the show. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, brian. well, we're having a sunny patch here which is good news for tonight. but it is a question mark. will this big fireworks show go on? that's really the question that so many are wondering as
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hurricane arthur hits. now, this was the site last night in boston, that was the third of july. the city chose to have the fireworks one day early out of fear it could be completely washed out. similar decisions are being made in communities in hurricane arthur's path. here in washington, authorities are putting on tonight's show, they say they take the threat of the weather seriously and they even have their own personal national weather service representatives on the ground to help them monitor the elements. >> they are partners from day one. they set the table and provide information leading up to the event and actually have people deployed into our command centers and our coordination centers on the day of to give us second by second tracking of potential storms. >> reporter: and 100,000 to 200,000 people are expected here tonight at the national mall, brian. authorities say the show will still go on. there's no call made yet.
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good news that the sun is coming out. food news. but they continue to monitor as the day goes forward. >> all right. su, sunlen -- thank you, sunlen. all right. rosemary is here. you are tracking the path of arthur which has been downgraded to a category 1 hurricane. >> you right. it's weakening. it's moving away from the eastern seaboard which is good news, right? but as we move through the holiday weekend, it's just going to be a rough one there. here at home, we've got some beautiful weather in store for your 4th of july. let's go back to hurricane arthur. the first named storm of the atlantic season. as tori mentioned, now a category 1, 90 miles an hour, weakening over the course of just this morning. if we slide in here, you can still it's bringing a strong winds as well as heavy rain to portions of virginia and north into new jersey. now this gonna be tracking to the north and to the east and by tomorrow, it's off the coast
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of massachusetts. you can see just brushing here cape cod. in any case, it's just a rough weekend for them there. we've got the strong storm surge. we've got heavy rain anywhere from 3 to 5 inches a possibility there and those winds. very, very gusty. here at home, we have little to complain about. our weather is going to remain pretty much the same. i think we're going to be slightly warmer for the afternoon. we'll have fog along the coastline but the rest of us will be mostly sunny for the afternoon. 60s at the coast. 70s and 80s around the bay and inland. a few of us touching into the low 90s for the afternoon. so today, slightly warmer than yesterday. saturday will be slightly warmer than today. sunday we get into some warm weather especially for the inland communities. that's when many of us may move into the upper 90s. i will show you the extended forecast in just a moment. let's talk about what's happening now. the low clouds this morning inside the bay along the coast. by 10:00, 11:00, it's peeling back. we have mostly cloudy skies
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away from the coastline where we could remain mcaround ocean beach, pacifica, all of the can small communities in between. santa cruz mostly sunny and mild. i'm gonna roll this into the evening hours. many of us thinking about the fireworks show going in san francisco and in the east bay. it's only 8:00. the onshore breeze expected to kick up and the future forecast model all morning long has been driving low clouds back into and through the gate and into the bay by about 8:00. don't cancel your plans just yet. something to be aware of. we'll be tracking it for you throughout the hours of the afternoon and mark will be here for the early evening as well. we've got some nice weather moving into the evening, though. along the coast it will be cloudy and cool there. it will be cool all day. around the bay, low 60s to near 70s. in our inland areas we'll be mostly clear and low 70s for the evening hours. right now, we're calling for partly cloudy skies, cool conditions in san francisco. we'll be tracking that fog for you again over the course of the afternoon. extended forecast here with your bay area weekend always in
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view, a tad warmer today. a few degrees warmer tomorrow. whoa. now we get into some heat sunday into monday. temperatures peaking into the upper 90s. low 80s around the bay. fairly comfortable around the bay and coast. it will be hot for the inland cities. by tuesday we're cooling it back down. back to the desk. >> thank you, rosemary. coming up -- a little boy digging through the sand when he was almost stuck by a dirty needle. >> it's not something a parent should have to worry about. it's not something anyone should have to worry about. >> the action city leaders have taken in hopes of preventing this type of thing from happening again. up next, a dream come true in oakland. the graduation ceremony that took on a new meaning because of one little boy.
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happening right now on this 4th of july, a celebration of the declaration of independence at the national archives in washington, d.c. these are live pictures this morning. the event includes musical performances and a reading of the declaration of independence by historical re-enactors. the declaration of independence was adopted on july 4th, 1776, establishing the 13 american colonies as a new nation. 7:23. in less than an hour, president obama will preside over an independence day citizenship ceremony for members of the military. 25 members of the armed forces who signed up to defend the u.s. even though they were not american citizens will take the oath of allegiance at the white house. during the ceremony, the president is expected to pitch his immigration plan and we -- we are planning to bring that to you live. of course, this all comes as the southern california city of murrieta is bracing for the possibility of more protests
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this morning. a plane with 140 immigrants from texas is scheduled to arrive in san diego today and it's still unclear if the government will try to bus them to the city. you may recall earlier this week, protesters forced buses filled with immigrants to turn around and leave murrieta. but buses are scheduled to arrive at the facility there every three days, including today. the government is trying to figure out what to do with more than 52,000 children who have come alone into the u.s. this year. a congressional committee held an emergency hearing on this issue in texas yesterday. bay area congressman eric swawell raising questions. >> it's a horrible situation and one that breaks your heart when you see the children. >> allowing them to remain them will only encourage the next group of individuals to undertake this very, very
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dangerous and life-threatening journey. >> right now, immediate deportation is not an option. a 2008 law signed by president bush states that any child that does not borderer the u.s. must be handed over to the health and hue map services. every graduation is special but for one graduating class it was a dream come true. [ applause ] >> 8-year-old emilio penn has always wanted to be an oakland police officer. his parents say he has always dreamed of chasing down the bad guys and keeping the city safe. well, emilio is seriously ill but yesterday he was made an honor airy police officer complete will -- honorary police officer complete with a baton and badge. >> for him to be part of oakland and the police force is just tremendous. >> young man looking very sharp there. he has already spent time at the police gun range as and went for a ride in a police
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cruiser. but his parents say the special part was getting his own badge with his birthday as his officer number. >> very cool. thank you, brian. hurricane arthur is losing strength. some damage has been done. a look at the devastating aftermath in east coast communities and the danger that still remains. if you plan to barbecue this 4th of july holiday, check your freezer. the big chicken recall linked to a drug-resistant strain of salmonella. a summertime heat up on the way for your bay area weekend. i will tell you about the minor warmup and the bigger one to follow -- coming up.
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7:29. boy, take a look at these pictures. crews along the north carolina coast are preparing to assess any potential damage this morning, this after hurricane arthur pushed its way through the area. you can see a lot of heavy, heavy rain. >> oh, yeah. >> coming up in minutes we'll go live to a reporter who braved the winds and rain overnight as the category 2 storm roared ashore. it's downgraded, still a category 1, though, which is still pretty powerful. welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm tori campbell. >> i'm brian flores. dave clark has the day off today. let's get your day started with weathered a traffic. rosemary is in for steve. good morning. we see the pictures of the east
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coast wow. we have little to complain about. we have mostly cloudy skies across the coastline, just inside the east bay. we have partly cloudy to mostly cloudies across napa as well as vallejo. this will clear out of the way. we'll be left with mostly sunny skies away from the coast for your afternoon today. the onshore breeze continues at this hour, fairfield gusting to 25 miles an hour. a sign there that temperatures not going to change a whole lot. i think we'll be slightly warmer for the afternoon. cool at the coast, mild around the bay. this is one of the hottest locations getting in the upper 80s to low 90s. right now 56 in san francisco. 57 in oakland and 5 in concord. low -- 57 in concord. can 59 right now and for the afternoon, a warm day. temperatures, 72, 10:00. mid-80s by 1:00. livermore, i think you will stop out right about 90 degrees for the second half. so 90 for you. 88 in concord. upper 80s for fairfield.
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low 80s vallejo. mid-80s santa rosa. we have beautiful around around the bay -- weather around the bay. partly sunny to mostly sunny in san francisco. 62 at the coast and cloudy. a cool day there. but for the most of us pretty fabulous. into the evening, the low clouds will be creeping back in the bay, may catch us in time for the evening fireworks. we'll go hour by hour coming up on your forecast coming up. sal not here today but we're still monitoring traffic. here is a look at a really empty toll plaza. if you want to drive in the city, now is the time. here is a look at traffic in east contra costa county. highway 4 in baypoint, again, very empty this morning. not usually the case during a weekday. and down to the south bay now on interstate 280 in san jose. again, very, very light traffic. things moving very smoothly this morning. but again, it is a good idea to
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remember that this is a holiday and the chp is gonna be out there looking for drunk drivers. make sure you find a designated driver if you are planning to do celebrating this weekend. >> good advice. thank you, tori. 7:31. a major food warning. foster farms has issued a recall for many of its chicken products. mike mibach joins us now. you are telling us this is the first recall tied to a 16-month outbreak of salmonella. >> that's right. 16 months, brian. but now the government suddenly says it has evidence connecting foster farms chick on a child who became severely ill and therefore the recall, the chicken being recalled was all sold specifically back in march. the concern here is if it's still sitting in your freezer and maybe you bring it out to defrost and grill it today. why the recall? over the last 16 months, foster farms was never required to issue a recall because no specific illness could be directly tied to the pr product. that's changed. the u.s. department of agriculture food and safety inspection service says it has
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conclusive evidence linking the hospitalization of a 10-year- old boy from california and his could be sum shuge of one of -- consumption of one of the products. we hit the streets this morning and people not happy about the news. >> this is crazy. i buy the chicken all of the time. the last thing i want to think about is getting sick. my kids eat it. it's crazy. >> i haven't gotten their chicken for a while. they have gotten sloppy and their chicken is bruised. >> foster farms said "this recall is prompted by a single illness associated with specific fresh chicken product, but in the full interest of foster city foster farms hat prout in the recall -- has brought in the recall." this impact affects chicken products from used or freeze by
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dates to march 21 to march 29. they were sold in many states, including california, oregon and washington. we have more information including the plant codes at ktvu.com. the food and safety inspection service wants to remind you to please cook that poultry. reporting live, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> as mike mentioned on the website, we have more information on the recalled chicken, including the inspection label you need to look for and as mike mentioned, it's under the hot topics section on ktvu.com. 7:34. some witnesses say a 10-year- old boy was one of two people hurt in what appeared to be the random firing of a shot gun in san francisco. it happened about 3:30 yesterday afternoon near connecticut and 5th streets at the potrero terrace public housing development. police say a man was firing a shot gun from some bushes about 150 yards above that location. two people were shot. a man and a boy. some witnesses say the boy is
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10 years old. but police would not give his exact age. police say both victims were taken to the hospital. their conditions are unknown. an 11-year-old boy from antioch is recovering this morning after being shot in the chest. according to police, the shooting happened outside of the rivertown place apartments in antioch yesterday morning. neighbors say they saw the boy run to his aunt's unit for help. the boy's mother and aunt applied pressure to the wound while they waited for help to arrive. an ambulance took him to antioch hil where he was air -- hospital where he was airlifted. he's expected to survive. police say it's unclear what led up to the shooting or who had the gun. 7:35. on every fly, cities a -- 4th of july, cities across the bay area are concerned about the threat of illegal fireworks but the danger is bigger due to the drought. two cities are pittsburg and baypoint, in a span of six hours last independence day,
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the fire district has reports of 28 fireworks related fires. officials say they didn't have enough resources to respond to all of them, forcing homeowners to put out the fires by themselves. >> it does concern me, yeah. >> what are your concerns when you hear those things going off? >> that my house is gonna burn. it's so dry. >> pittsburg will hold a legal professional fireworks tonight at waterfront park. the city hopes it will cut down on the number of people who set off their own air fireworks. calfire announced it is making good progress against the wildfire burning in napa and lake counties. the 4300 acre has not burned any other land. all evacuation orders in the butts canyon area have been lifted. >> we brought in 30 extra hand crews just due to the steep terrain and the accessibility. that's what we needed to do to
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be able to extinguish and contain this fire. now, two firefighters suffered heat exuniversitytion but they will be -- exhaustion. but they will be okay. they believe a hand scaping crew may have sparked the fire while cutting the fire. napa businesses are worried that the fire will drive away holiday visitors. tourists are the life blood of the wine country. but the fire has caused confusion over whether wineries are still open this weekend and whether tours will go on as scheduled. >> phone calls, e-mails, anyone that has a reservation with us already is wondering if they have to cancel or if they have to change their itineraries. >> i was a little bit nervous but when i got here, i talked to them and found out i was not right in the middle of town. >> wineries say many out-of- towners don't realize the fire
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is actually burning about an hour away from the downtown napa area. merchants are trying to get the word out that they are open for business this busy holiday weekend. instead of money, hidden cash will be giving away ice cream today in honor of the 4th of july holiday. the giveaway will only happen at one bay area ben and jerry's location. the one on haight street in san francisco. the free scoops go to anyone who shows up between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. hidden cash founder jason buzy says this gives him a chance to do something different from his usual routine of giving away cash. happening now -- rebounding from hurricane arthur. the storm brought some flooding and power outages to thousands of people in north carolina. wind were blowing about 100 miles an hour. it is a critical tourism weekend for the north carolina coast. that's why north carolina's governor just announced in the past hour that all state beaches are open for business and most evacuation centers
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have closed. arthur was also just downgraded to a category 1 hurricane about 90 minutes ago. our reporter is live from the northeastern of the state in kill devil hills, north carolina. is this the calm after the storm, torii? >> reporter: well, basically here in north carolina, it's kind of a back-to-business approach as the 4th of july weekend is. people are not going into the water. see that red flag? that's because of strong rip currents. they are taking pictures. let's show you what it looked like just a few hours ago. hurricane arthur roared ashore near cape lookout in north carolina as a category 2 storm. if you take a look at the traffic lights, you can see they are majorly blowing in the wind. we're feeling some of the horizontal rain right now. more than a dozen counties are under a state of emergency as
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thousands are left without power. storm surge and flooding remain a threat. >> most people who have been concerned have been directly on the coast. now we have concerns about people inland who may be impacted by potential flooding and rivers. going over their banks. >> reporter: the governor is urging residents to stay inside until arthur passed. the tourists sent tourists scrambling from -- the storm sent tourists scrambling from the beaches. >> this is a little bump in the road when you live here. you just have to be prepared and if it gets to a point where you need to go, you need to go. >> reporter: the national weather service says arthur won't stay in north carolina long. it's expected to speed up dumping rain all the way up to maine today. and tori, the latest numbers that we have are about 44,000 people in the state of north carolina are without power. crews are gonna be out and about trying to fix that today
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but beyond that, according to the governor, they've seen minimal flooding and damage. that's all good news considering this was a relatively strong storm that came through. >> all right. thank you, tory. thank you. if you have a tough time singing your way through the national anthem, you are not aware. >> 0 say can you see. >> see. >> by the lawn lining bright. >> and the rockets red glare. >> the ramparts we watched. >> one out of three ain't bad. ucla music department chair michael dean is on a personal mission to prevent those cringe- worthy moments for singers. some call it the how not to butcher the national anthem class. scores of pop stars, a list so exclusive it's kept secret have come to him to alearn
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performances and avoid humiliation by learning the technique off the song as well as the meaning. >> a lot of people have told me when they listen to the national anthem and it goes reasonably well, the only feeling they feel is relief. they don't actually feel moved or changed or inspired. they are just relieved that it wasn't awful. >> i have to agree with that to some extent. dean says one way to improve your performance is to learn what the lyrics mean. he says many people forget the word because they are poetic and they don't understand them. >> i talked to eddie money before he sang the national anthem before a game. he said it's really challenging. it's not for amateurs. i'm banned from singing in public. >> so am i. [laughter] 7:42. it's interested one of the deadliest days of the year.
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in 20 minutes what bay area law enforcement agencies are doing to make sure you stay safe on the roads this 4th of july holiday. the whole house shook on the foundation. it was one hell of a blast. >> what fire investigators say caused that explosion. >> a warming trend is in store for your holiday weekend for the afternoon today. mostly sunny, away from the coast. temperatures just slightly warmer. we will get back in the upper 90s for some. i will show you when -- coming up.
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investigators now believe a
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propane tank caused a fire and explosion at an oakland apartment building. the powerful blast shook the building at brighton and macarthur shortly after 8:00 last into the-- night. firefighters say the residents managed to get out safely. but neighbors say it was a terrifying situation. >> the whole house shook on the foundation. it was one hell of a blast. >> there were a few parents who had to run out with their babies. no clothes on. we went and brought them blankets. >> investigators say the explosion came after the owner of the building burned on the propane heater. they say he was trying to exterminate some termites. there is a new wearning for beachgoers after a toddler found a hypodermic needle in the sand. 20-year-old fin was building a sandcastle when he came across the needle. the boy didn't touch the needle but fin's mother found it
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unsettling. >> it's upsetting. it makes me angry. >> the group take back santa cruz says more than 5,000 syringes have been found in santa cruz in the past 18 months. the board of supervisors passed a bill that would require pharmacies to collect used needles. that law goes into effect on october 1st. a lot of people may be coming to the beach for the holiday. rosemary is in for steve tracking the holiday forecast. >> mostly cloudy. a little cool at the beach. you walk away from the beach. it's very comfortable for the bay. it will be a warm day inland. giving you a look at what's happening outside our doors and over the east bay hills, we got the low cloud deck, a little lower today. the marin lower has shrunk just a bit. all in all, i think temperatures will be slightly warmer for today. morning clouds followed by clearing. we will have the low clouds along the coast line for today. especially in areas like pacifica, ocean beach, i think
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if you are headed to santa cruz, you are in good shape. but along the coast 60s, 70s around the bay. 80s inland. upper 80s to low 90s for some of those hotter locations. let's take a look at this hoe cloud fog forecast -- low cloud fog forecast. as we get through the morning hours, i expect it to peel back it will remain along the coastline. if you are thinking about heading to the beach, bring along a sweat jath. you may need it -- sweat jacket. you may need it. watching the low clouds pull back in. now, this model has been pretty consistent all morning long. the onshore breeze is expected to strengthen late this afternoon and that could push the low clouds back in. if you are thinking about the fireworks show in san francisco, maybe the berkeley marina, something to keep an eye on. it doesn't mean you need to cancel the plans. as long as the low clouds are not too low, we should see a nice display. 51 degrees in santa rosa. 56 in san francisco.
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upper 50s in oakland. concord, san jose checking in at 59 right now. san jose going to be a beautiful day for you. take a look at these numbers. 70 degrees expected by 10:00 a.m. low 80s in the forecast for the afternoon. and that's where you will top out. low 80s. and then by 7:00, still 72 degrees and a beautiful evening expected in san jose for the fireworks show. afternoon highs around the region. low 60s, pacifica. upper 60s san francisco. 70s to low 80s along the peninsula. we have 9 in fremont. 74 in oakland. low 80s in vallejo. upper 80s to the inland east bay into the south bay, 88 expected for you. if you are going to tahoe for the weekend. a beautiful forecast here as well. mostly sunny skies. temperatures in the low to mid- 80s for today and warm. upper 80s expected on sunday. the extended forecast here with your bay area weekend always in view. a warmup underway for your holiday weekend. temperatures will be slightly warmer tomorrow and then the bigger jump comes on sunday.
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a cooling trend pea gips on tuesday -- begins on tuesday. back to the desk. >> thank you, ro. there's ear eerie -- there's eerie video from inside the costa concordia. 32 people died in that incident. there are poignant reminders of the victims including a reception desk with a vase, computer desk. the ship is still sitting an an underwater platform. in the coming weeks, they plan to salvage it and tow it to a nearby port. when the markets open on monday, the dow will be at a record high. the dow jones crossed the 17,000 mark for the first time ever just moments after the opening bell. the index stayed above that number that entire session. so far you --
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>> all of the stocks are rising because of news yesterday that hiring in the u.s. accelerated last month. international winemakers including hundreds in the sonoma and napa valleys are opposing new internet domain names specifically tailored toward wine. the names include addresses at dotwine and dotven. wineries are worried because they say the corporations responsible for those names will sell rights to the highest bidder and that will let people not involved use names like napavalley.wine. congress is trying to stop the proposed plan. in 20 minutes, extra measures the fire department is taking to keep people safe this holiday weekend.
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another surprise to keep the as in oakland. the bombshell that came just before a critical vote.
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the as celebrated the 4th of july a day early with a fireworks night. the show lit up the sky over the coliseum. they also beat the blue jays last night. the same two teams play this afternoon at 1:00 05. oakland as fans may be breathing easier. it looks like the teamly staying at the oakland coliseum, at least for the next few years. yesterday, the city leaders abruptly dropped their opposition for a new stadium lease for them. the as informed city and county leaders that major league baseball commissioner bud selig had given the team permission to immediately seek a new home outside of oakland.
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>> i feel a lot of muscle from major league baseball. they make the decision. >> this only guarantees they will stay in oakland until the end of 2017. it still must win final approval from the oakland city council and the alameda county board of supervisors. 7:54. san jose's own hot dog eating champion is getting ready for his big 4th of july event. that, of course, is the hot dog eating contest. it begins in about two hours on new york's coney island. joey chestnut also known as jaws is the seven-time defending hot dog eating champion. here is the favorite to win the contest. last year, this is what you need to try to aspire to, he set a world record by eating 69 hot kaugs in ten minutes -- hot dogs in ten minutes. he hopes to eat 70 this this year and break the record. the rain from hurricane arthur is not expected to affect this
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morning's contest on coney island. it will be coming in later today from hurricane arthur. all right. happening now -- a more appetizing independence day tradition on the peninsula. you are looking at a live picture from redwood city, where they are gearing up for the annual july 4th parade. the city has been holding this family-friendly event for decades. this year's theme through the eyes of a child. so getting ready there. a lot of flags. first and happening right now, there's the annual firefighters pancake breakfast. we caught up with the firefighters, turned short order cooks this morning. they are serving pancakes and sausage to a thousand people with proceeds benefiting the redwood city firefighters association. >> you come to the firehouse and have a good pancake breakfast. it's an opportunity to see some of the firefighters, see some of the fire equipment and then afterwards watch the parade. it's a lot of fun. >> and don't worry. they will not run out of food. they have 650 pounds of pancake
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mix. 25 gallons of syrup and 50 pounds each of coffee and orange juice. firefighters are working to make this year their first zero waste breakfast ever. no garbage. everything will be environmentally friendly. >> making me hungry. coming up at 8:00, a shocking video of a violent attack in downtown san francisco. how a driver fought back after being attacked by a crowd during last week's gay pride celebrations and the questions police still have surrounding their investigation. >> reporter: we're live in oakland, where firefighters and police are beefing up patrols for the 4th of july holiday weekend. we'll tell you how the fire chief plans to crack down on illegal fireworks. a spectacular day for most on this 4th of july holiday. i'm tracking a warmup for your weekend. i will have a look at how much warmer we'll be for this afternoon and when the hottest day will arrive -- coming up.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." coming up on 8:00. good morning. you are looking at danville where in an hour the city are hold its annual 4th of july parade. people started putting up chairs along the parade route
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at 6:00 last night. coming up in five minutes, ktvu's alex savidge, he's there, too. he will have more on what you can expect if you are planning to go to the parade this morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2." it is friday, july 4th. i'm brian flores in for dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. rosemary is in for steve. a nice day in store for us? >> a good-looking start, especially the farther inland you go. mostly sunny skies. we're dealing with gray skies along the coast. i'm beginning to see them peel away a little bit, the low cloud i'm talking about. the onshore breeze in fairfield, 24 miles per hour. the onshore breeze will stay with us for today. that will help to offset the heating for the cities. it will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. cool at the coast for the afternoon. mix of sun and clouds this morning. mid-50s to mid-60s as we get into the 8:00 hour. mostly sunny at noontime. 60 degrees at the coast. 70s around the bay and a few low 80s for our hotter spots.
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let's take a look where things will warm. upper 80s in fairfield. low to mid-80s in santa rosa, and napa. around the bay, 78 mountain view, 74 oakland. 68 san francisco. low 60s expected in pacifica. so again, a good-looking day. slightly warmer than what we had yesterday. as we get into the evening hours for the fireworks, it will be cool at the coast. mild around the bay and mostly clear with 70s expected for our inland cities. we are tracking the possibility of partly cloudy skies. maybe a little bit of patchy fog in san francisco. 59 degrees at display time. 9:30 or so. we'll track this fog for you with the future cast model. show you the extended forecast coming up. >> sal has the day off as brian keeps saying. he's a lucky guy. if you are getting ready to head out of town, we wanted to give you a quick look at the roadways. this is traffic on the east shore freeway in berkeley. traffic moving smoothly in both
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directions. it's technically north/south but they label is east/west. i kind that highly confusing. here's what traffic looks like on interstate 608 in walnut creek -- 680 in walnut creek. is that highway 24. >> yes. >> kind of west of 680. it's close to 680. yes. a lot of people expected to head up to tahoe for the long holiday weekend as well as beaches and camp grounds along the coast. it might be fairly crowded. we want to give you an important reminder to the northbound lanes of interstate 280, still closed in san francisco from highway 101 to king street. they will be shut down throughout the holiday weekend. a lot of people heading to the city for the fireworks this evening. the lanes are scheduled to reopen at 5:00 a.m. on monday. >> all right. thank you. well, extreme drought and illegal fireworks a dangerous combination that has police and fire crews on high alert around the bay area. tara moriarty is live in oakland where they are dealing with real fire concerns despite
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extra boots on the streets. tara good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we want to show you that the fog has started to lift here this morning. tonight the sky will be filled with fireworks. the professional kind, of course. any other fireworks are illegal in oakland. here's why -- fireworks-related fires like the one that the  oakland fire department tweeted out in a photo. it happened on havens court, lighting a palm tree before firefighters snuffed it out. earlier, there was a town hall forum held to talk about the problem. one council urged neighbors to call police if they noticed any fireworks. >> it's such a challenge when something is legal in one county but not legal in the next. and so we are gonna be reaching out to our state lawmakers to see if we can't legislate some better laws. >> reporter: now, people in the oakmoore neighbor will be on high alert. that's because an arsonist has
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been on the loose there. a half-dozen fires were intentionally set in mid-june. the drought conditions have made this a tough year for firefights. the chief has said in her department, she's hoping that the extra presence will serve as a deterrent for those setting off fireworks. live from the oakland hills, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:03. preparations for the annual fireworks show along the waterfront are already underway. the entire display will be launched from four barges this year. two will be near the municipal pier. the other two close to pier 39. the show will include 30,000 pounds of explosives including one display that will look like an octopus. show organizers say it takes a lot of technical expertise to make everything work together at just the right time. >> these are all gonna be connected together in what we call a network, an electronic network. there will be a computer-based
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firing controller that will send a signal out throughout the network and at specific times ask for certain things to be fired in the air. >> the lights and sounds of independence start at 9:30 tonight. for the first time in six years, there will be fireworks in san jose for this independence day. the rotary club is organizing the fireworks show that is expected to be better than ones in years past. san jose and santa clara county donated $120,000 to help provide the show. most of the money was raised through private donations. rotary club leaders hope the downtown display will keep people from setting off their own illegal fireworks. the san jose fire department will have 12 additional firefighters on duty this 4th of july weekend as well with increasing concern over the dry conditions. yesterday, firefighters rushed to put out a crew along coyote creek. it was a flareup from monday's
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fire. the cause of monday's fire has not been drled but a worker at the golf course believes he knows how it started. >> i thought the homeless people started another fire. they cook down there a lot. as a matter of fact, the fire on monday, you could hear the propane bottles exploding. >> the san jose fire department wouldn't say whether it believes the homeless encampment was the source of the fires but they are looking into all possibilities. happening now -- one of the biggest 4th of july parades in the bay area begins in less than one hour. ktvu's alex savidge is live in the town of danville where people have been staking out their spots for this holiday celebration since last night, really, right, alex. i hope you don't stay in the chair too lock. >> reporter: no, i'm gonna stay here until someone gives me the boot. very important. i'm sure someone will walk up here and say this is their seat. i'm just keeping it warm for them until the parade gets going. we're seeing a lot of people beginning to arrive down there. they are already grabbing their
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seats along the parade route. you can see how many chairs were set up here on the sidewalk in downtown danville. folks came out last night to set up these these and stake out their spots and make shoe they had the -- make sure they had the best view possible. in an hour from now, there will be a lot of people. this place will be packed for the annual fly parade, a famous 4th of july parade, here in danville. ♪ >> reporter: this is what the scene looked like last year. the danville parade is considered one of the largest and most pop mew lar 4th of july parades in the bay area. more than 40,000 people are expected to attend today and they come from all across the bay area. for many families this is an annual dra zigs and a short -- tradition. and a short time ago, i talked with one woman who has been coming here to this parade for 38 years. >> now we just come because it's a family tradition and our new family, our extended
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family, we come. we're here every year until we have to come in a wheelchair, i guess. [laughter] >> we just need somebody to push it. [laughter] >> reporter: now, the parade is gonna go down hearts avenue and san ramon valley boulevard through the downtown area. if you are coming down this morning, a lot of streets in this area will be closed for the next few hours. bear that in mind.  as we bring you back out here live, it's only 8:00 but it's already getting warm. that means a lot of people will probably need these fancy 4th of july fans that they are handing out to all of the spectators. it might be a warm one. the parade gets started in one hour. the floats will begin coming down in danville at 9:00 back to you. >> all right. thank you. more details now on some of the other independence day events happening today. clayton's downtown parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
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redwood city begins at 10:00 a.m. hercules is holds their parade in the park at 10:45 and napa's parade at the county fairgrounds at 11:00 this morning. our web team has pull together a list of all of the supply celebrations in the -- supply celebrations in the bay area -- all of the 4th of july celebrations in the bay area. you can find it at our website under hot topics. law enforcement will be out for the annual crackdown on duis. many deaths are caused by drunk drivers and police and chp officers will be out watching out for drivers who had too much to drink. there will also be a number of dui checkpoints in the bay area tonight. a former elementary schoolteacher wanted in a child pornography investigation is being held at the santa clara county jail. 45-year-old nathan forstell was arrested at sfo wednesday night after returning from vietnam. san jose police first arrested
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him last year. they say they confiscated child pornography at his south bay home. investigators say he was later released on his own o.r. and left the u.s. san francisco police have announced the arrests of three people in connection with the gun battle that injured a woman near sunday's gay pride celebration. officers working near 6th and market streets heard gunshots around 6:30 that night and they saw a man trying to shoot over his shoulder while running. police identified him as 18- year-old quama williams from oakland. 20-year-old robert smith of hayward was also arrested after witnesses identifieded him as another shooter. police arrested a 15-year-old from antioch who they say was running with a gun. a 22-year-old woman was shot in the wrist and a taxi was hit by gunfire. san francisco police also are investigating another violent incident near last
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sunday's gay pride celebration. this is video from world star hiphop.com. someone was lying on top of the hood of a trunk. the driver has something in his hand claying someone -- chasing someone. police say the incident was never reported to them. tesla has a new goal. it wants to become a leading employer of u.s. military veterans. 5% of its total work force has served time in the military. 600 perspective workers have a military background. tesla says many vets have add slansed techny -- add varnsed technical -- advanced skills. they say this is good for the company and good for america. before you light up the barbecue, i know you will be doing that better, we have a major recall to tell but involving chicken. coming up at 8:30, the new concerns surrounding boneless chicken and where it was sold right here in the bay area.
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and cracking down on cell phones at airport security checkpoints. the reason some iphone and galaxy users are getting held up in security lines, especially if they have flights to and from europe. a nice day shaping up around the bay area as the low clouds begin to clear. will they stay away for the fireworks show. i'm tracking it on the future cast mottle for you coming up -- future cast model for you coming up. celebrate the fourth with envy apples, just $1.99 a pound. rancher's reserve tri tip roast is only $3.99 a pound. for the grand finale, dreyer's ice cream is just $2.99. there's more savings to love... at safeway. ingredients for life.
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pictures from the white house where president obama is getting ready to hold an independence day citizenship ceremony. there is the president right there. it looks like they are doing the pledge of allegiance. 25 people representing 15 countries are getting ready to take the oath of citizenship today. they are current or former u.s. military members who signed up to defend the united states despite not being citizens. president obama is expected to also use his appearance at the ceremony this morning to, once again, push for immigration reform. we'll continue to follow this and bring you any more details from the ceremony as we get them during the rest of "mornings on 2." meanwhile, the city of murrieta is bracing for the possibility of more protests this morning. a plane with 140 immigrants from texas is scheduled to arrive in san diego today. it's still unclear if the government will try to bus those immigrants to murrieta where there is a staging area.
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earlier this week, protesters forced buses filled with imhad i grants to turn around and leave town. busses are scheduled to arrive every three days including today. the government is trying to figure out what to do with more than 52,000 children who have come alone into the u.s. this year. a congressional committee held an emergency hearing in texas on this issue yesterday. bay area congressman eric swaell and rick perry poth raised questions -- both raised questions about whether the children should be deported. >> it's a horrible situation. it's one that breaks your heart when you see the children. >> allowing them to remain here will only encourage the next group of individuals to undertake this very, very dangerous and life-threatening journey. >> right now, immediate deportation is not an option. a 2008 law signed by president bush states that any child from a country that does not border of u.s. must be handed over to
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the department of health and human services. 8:16. the national transportation safety board has released a preliminary report on the dealdly crash of a -- deadly crash of a small plane in livermore last month. the ntsb says the 6-year-old pilot jerry parker jumped or fell at analtitude of 1,000 feet. according to the report, the plane which parker built himself from a kit pitched up while trailing smoke and then crashed into the field. parker was not wearing a parachute and his poddy was found about 300 yards from the plane. we have more details now on an airline security threat we told you about earlier this week. foreign airlines with direct flights to the u.s. have been told to tighten screening of cell phones and shoes because of new intelligence showing an increased threat from al qaeda
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militant groups. there are reports of new harder to detect bombs being built into shoes. u.s. officials say foreign airlines or airports that fail to strengthen security could face bans or flights entering the u.s. and we want to check in with rosemary who is in steve on this important 4th of july forecast. >> yes, indeed. it will be a nice day for most of us. along the coast it will be cool. and i think the low clouds rolling through the gate. we'll take a lack at that in -- a look at that in a moment. we have a good-looking start to the day. now that the sun has been up for some time, we have temperatures on the rebound. we have a weak system that will pull over the north of us that will leave the onshore breeze in fact for today, that helps to offset the heat for the inland areas. it will be a warm one. it won't be unbearable. i will have a look at those numbers coming up. first the onshore breeze, 24 miles an hour, the gust is through fairfield.
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it will continue through the afternoon today. i think it's the onshore breeze that will bring those low clouds back in early on. 63 degrees in walnut creek. 63 right now in concord. 56 in napa. 59 at sfo. mid-50s half moon bay. upper 60s in antioch under machines. it's already a mild -- mostly sunny skies. it's already a mild start. we have nice weather along the peninsula. 57 in belmont. upper 50s menlo park. palo alto, 61. 62 in sunnyvale. and 58 right now saratoga. by the afternoon, mostly cloudy skies away from the coast. notice how it sort of remains here. if you are thinking about heading to the coast for your friday afternoon, just be aware that you may be with a mix of sun, perhaps mostly cloudy skies. santa cruz should be mostly sunny as we get into your 4th of july evening, it's only 8:00, the future model wants to bring the clouds back in across the bay and the east bay. san francisco, the berkeley
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marina, this area may have partly cloudy skies. maybe mostly cloudy skies. if you do typically go out and watch the fireworks, it doesn't mean it will ruin your whole evening. those low clouds aren't too low. you still be -- still should be able to see the display. danville, livermore, pleasanton, upper 80s, low 90s. low to mid-70s along the east bayshore line. 28 for san jose. 86 saratoga. 76 mostly sunny in santa cruz. along the peninsula for the afternoon, a beautiful day. 81 redwood city, 78 for mountain view, 79 palo alto. 72 san bruno. 68 in san francisco. the extended forecast here with your bay area weekend always in view. temperatures continuing to climb as we get into the weekend. the hottest weather moving in sunday into monday and then temperatures begin to trend downward on tuesday. >> it. 8:20 -- thank you. 8:20. jurors in the bryan stow trial
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have gone home amid growing concern of a deadlock. yesterday they completed a full day of deliberations. that came one day after the judge told them to keep talking even though they said they could not reach a verdict. they are trying to decide whether the dogers are spons -- dodgers are responsible for the beating in the parking lot that left the fan with severe brain damage. stow's lawyers are asking for about $50 million in damage. claiming the dodgers failed to provide adequate security. coming up, new information surrounding the future of corrine sheian -- corinthian colleges. from fighting an illness at home to fighting crime in oakland, at only 8 years old. we'll introduce you to one of the graduates from the oakland police department's academy.
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welcome back. 8:24. there are surprising new claims about the man whose young son died after being left in a hot car in georgia. police say 33-year-old justin harris was reportedly sex ting with at least six women while his 22-month-old son was dying in the hot car. police also say one of them was only 17 years old. police say harris left the toddler strapped in a car seat for seven hours. harris says he forgot the boy
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was in the vehicle until after he left work. >> saying oh, my god. oh, my god. my son is dead. oh, my god. my son is dead. >> police say once harris found his son dead, he made a phone call to someone else instead of 911. police say harris made odd statements as well after the boy's death, about being charged with a felony and losing his job. it is 8:24. every graduation is special but for one member of the latest oakland police academy graduating class, it was a dream come true. [ applause ] >> 8-year-old emilio penn has always wanted to be an oakland police officer. his parents say he's always dreamed of chasing down the bad guys and keeping the city safe. emilio is seriously ill but yesterday he was made an honorary police officer, complete with baton and badge. >> for him to be part of oakland and part of the police
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force is just tremendous. >> he has already spent time at the police gun range and when for a ride in a police cruiser. his parents say the most special part was getting his own badge with his birthday as his officer number. >> awesome story. 8:25. a texas artist is spending two days in san francisco to collect material for a long- term art project on the homeless. willie is traveling to 24 cities across the country and buying signs from the homeless. he says he bought four signs yesterday from people in san francisco who are happy to share their stories and their signs. >> they seem to be excited about contributing to this project. and they are happy to make some money. >> he says he uses the signs to create larger art exhibits and displays. it's a project called we are all homeless that he started more than 20 years ago. willie says he's also producing a document menry and book to --
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documentary and book to help raise awareness about the homeless. a big storm impacting holiday plans on the east coast. coming up in nine minutes, we'll voo a live -- we'll have a live report from north carolina about hurricane arthur. and a popular time for grilling today. but information you need to know before you pull out the parby-- barbecue. a recall about chicken. transitioning to warmer weather for your holiday weekend. i'm taking a look at your forecast and what you can expect for the fireworks tonight -- coming up. female announcer: sleep train's 4th of july sale doesn't just end sunday...
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it's a popular grill for the barbecue. but before you light the grill, we have an important recall to tell you about involving chicken. we'll tell you which prublths are being call -- products are being recalled. good morning. i'm brian flores in for dave clark. let's get your day started with rosemary in for steve. >> it will be a good day as we get outdoors. clearing to the coast. we'll remain with fog and low clouds along the coast. 60s and 70s from the coast inside the bay. 80s for the inland communities slightly warmer than yesterday. for some may not notice so much. 59 in san francisco. upper 50s in oakland. low 60s in concord. 69 degrees with mostly sunny skies outside your door in antioch. san jose you are checking in at 62. 56 degrees in napa. as we get into the afternoon let's check in on san jose. you got a beautiful day ahead of you. temperatures will warm into the low 80s eventually. by 11:00, 74 degrees. 2:00, 81 expected.
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82 the highest and hottest part of the day. 78 as we settle into 5:00 and then even until 8:00 still in the 60s. that's just a nice one for your holiday. temperatures along the coast will remain mostly cloudy and cool. let's take a look at some of the afternoon highs. we'll take a tour. 84 in novato. upper 60s by the water. the east bayshore line, low 70s. san leandro, alameda, over the east bay hills, it's warm. it could be worse. upper 80s, low 90s. bearable. bring along the sun block and water. 88 for morgan hill. 82 m san jose. 80 degrees in sunnyvale. nice day along the peninsula. 88 for redd wood city. darn as we get into the evening hours, the low clouds will be rolling back across the bay. i will take a look at that future cast model, let you know whether it will impact fireworks for tonight coming up. sal is off today but if you
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are getting ready to head out, you are taking a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, doesn't get any better than that. eight to ten minutes across the bay bridge. later today, though a lot of people will be headed into the city for the annual fireworks display sometime around noon when people should start to get on the roadway there. here is a look at traffic on 880 in oakland near the coliseum. green along the highways and roadways. traffic is expected to be busy in a few hours from now when the oakland as fans head to the coliseum to see the as face the blue jays at 1:00 this afternoon. and northbound lanes of 280 are closed in san francisco from highway 101 to king street. they will be shut town through the holiday weekend. the lanes are scheduled to reopen at 5:00 a.m. on monday. well, this morning, a major food warning linked to a 16- month-old salmonella outbreak. mike mibach is live in the newsroom where the recent foster farms is just now issuing its first recall to chicken connected to the
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outbreak. >> the chicken was sold back in march. the concern if it's still in your freezer at home, you pull it out on this day and decide to use it. how many products are we talking about? a lot. the recall impacts 170 different chicken products. mostly produced in the central valley. they have use or freeze by dates from march 21 t to march 29. they were sold in nine states, including california, washington and oregon. the back story, over the last 15 minutes, foster farms was ever required to issue a recall because no specific illness could be tied to the product. that's changed. the u.s. department of agriculture food safety and inspection service says it has conclusive evidence linking the hospitalization of a 10-year- old boy from california and his consumption of one of foster farms chicken products. we hit the streets and the peninsula and some bay area consumers, not happy with the largest poultry producer in
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california. >> kind of frayed away with wanting to buy their product. >> it's crazy. i buy the chicken all of the time and last thing i want to think about is getting sick. my kids eat it and it's crazy. >> i haven't trusted foster farms for a while. they have gotten sloppy on their cleaning, their chicken is badly bruised like they are mishandling it. i just haven't bought it. >> foster farms said this recall is prompted by a single ills in associated with -- illness associated with frequent chicken product. in the fullest interest of food safety, they've broadened the recall to encompass all products packaged at that time. we have more information at ktvu.com. the products shouldno fresh products in grocery stores are
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involved. some witnesses say a 10- year-old boy was one of two people hurt in what appeared to be a random firing of a shot gun in san francisco. it happened at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon near connecticut and 25th street. police say a man was firing a shot gun from some bushes about 150 yards above that location. two people were shot, a man and a boy. some witnesses say the boy is 10 years old. but police would not give his age. police say both victims were driven to the hospital. their conditions are unknown. an 11-year-old boy from antioch is recovering after being shot in the chest. according to police, the shooting happened outside of the river place apartments. naves say -- neighbors saw the boy run to his aunt's unit. they applied pressure to the unit while they waited for help. an ambulance took him to the antioch hospital where he was
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airlifted to uc davis medical center. he's expected to survive. police say it's unclear what led to the shooting or who had the gun. we'll receiving more information about the wildfire still burring in napa and lake counties. the butts canyon fire is now at 55% containment. that's 10% more than last night. the fire has not burned any more land. more than 1700 fire personnel were called to fight the fire. all evacuation orders in the butts canyon area have been lifted. >> we brought in 30 extra hand crews just due to the steep terrain and the accessibility. that's what we needed to do be able to extinguish and contain the fire. two firefighters suffered heat exhaustion but they will be okay. while there's no cause yet, investigators believe a landscaping crew cutting grass may have sparked fire. napa businesses are worried that the fire will drive away holiday visitors. tourists are the life blood. but the fire has caused
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confusion over whether wineries are still open this weekend and whether tours will go as scheduled. phone calls, e-mails, anyone with a reservation is wondering if they have to cancel or change their itinerary. >> i was a little bit nervous. when i to the here, i talked to -- got here, i talked to them and found out it was not right in the middle of town. >> wineries say many out-of- towners don't realize the fire is burning about an hour away from the downtown name area. merchants are trying to get the word out thatthy are open for -- word out they are open fo business. >> there is a new warning for beachgoers in santa cruz after a toddler found a needle buried in the sand. it hanked at seabright state beach. a 20-month-old child was building a sandcastle when he came across the needle. the boy did not touch the needle. his mother found it very
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unsettling. >> it's upsetting. it makes me angry. it's not something a parent should have to worry about it. >> the group take back santa cruz says more than 5,000 syringes have been found in santa cruz county in the past 18 months. the board of supervisors passed a bill last month that require pharmacies to collect used needles. that ha goes into effect on october 1st. there are new developments this morning as corinthean colleges and the u.s. department of education has come to a settlement. it is accused of falsifying records and deceiving perspective students about job prospects. they operate four heald colleges and one wyo-tech school in the bay area. as we have new video showing the aftermath of
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hurricane arthur, parts of north carolina have flooded. the water is knee deep in some areas off the coast. arthur is now headed northeast toward new york. our reporter is live in kill devil hills north carolina with a look at the damage and the dangers that still lie ahead. >> reporter: good morning, tori. well, north carolina's outer banks dodged a bullet. arthur could have been a hot worse than it was last night. the 4th of july holiday is back on track for many here in north carolina. paddleboarders and surfers are back in the water as arthur heads away from the state. it's a much different scene now after heavy wind and rain pounded the area. the store coming ashore with winds at00 miles an hour. >> right now we have people throughout the world beginning
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to enjoy north carolina beaches. that's exactly what we want. >> reporter: the worse may be out of the area but arthur caused damage. wind and rain took out trees and branches. officials say tens of thousands in the carolinas were without power. roads look more like rivers than streets. >> there have been no casualties or serious injuries reported. that was our number one goal. >> reporter: arthur seen here thursday from the international space station is moving north. people all along the east coast are advised to keep a close watch on conditions caused by the storm. forecasters warn rough seas and rip currents will continue to pose a danger to those who venture out into the ocean. local officials are still assessing the damage caused by arthur. there is a lot of flooding and they are looking to see what other damages are there. there's no reported casualties. luckily, a lot of people are still gonna be able to enjoy
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the rest of the 4th of july weekend. tori? >> all right. i it did talk to steve yesterday. he said this is the earliest a hurricane has made landfall in north carolina. usually it's isn't, october. so july 3rd, 4th, pretty early. coming up, back here at home, excitement building in danville for the parade. we'll take you live to the parade route. >> reporter: a reminder this 4th of july, fireworks are illegal in many cities. oakland is no exception. we'll tell you how authorities are trying to crack down on illegal fireworks. warmer weather on the way or your holiday weekend. i'm tracking the numbers and the fog and the pattern expected for the fireworks shows. hey, if you could be any dinosaur, which would you be?
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any others are illegal. city leaders say if you think you are gonna buy the safe and sane ones and then shoot them off here, you will get caught. fireworks related fires like this one that the oakland police department tweeted out in a photo, it broke out on havens court catching the top of a palm tree on fire. crews were able to put it out. earlier in the evening, oakland's fire chief and city council members held a fire prevention town hall forum to talk about this very problem. >> fireworks are illegal. neighbors need to tell neighbors this will not be tolerated. oakland is not the wild west. >> reporter: people in the oakmoosh neighborhood will be on high alert because an arsonist has been on the loose there. investigators say half a dozen fires were intentionally over a four-day stretch in mid-june. obviously, the drought conditions have made this a tough year for firefights. the chief said the department's extra presence, beefing up police and fire, will serve as
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a deterrent to those thinking about setting off fireworks and will help crews respond to fires faster. we're live in oakland hills, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. 8:45. one of the biggest 4th of july parades in the bay area begins in just a few minutes. alex savidge, who has been fanning himself, he's live in danville with the final preparations for this festive holiday event. >> brian, you are giving me a bad name here. we're getting close to show time in downtown. the parade kicks off [audio difficulties] >> reporter: they are all ready to go. these folks have the wonderful front row seats. the flows will come by. they will see all of the action as the parade gets started at 9:00 a.m. the annual danville parade is a tradition. people come from all over the bay area to come and enjoy all of the floats and festivities. you can see the crowd is going
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here. the main -- growing here. the main drag will be packed with people once things kick off. this is considered one of the largest and popular 4th of july parades in the entire bay area. more than 40,000 people are expected to attend today. for fean meams this is -- many families it's a very festive atmosphere. >> why is it so special? >> it's a tradition. >> it's a great community. i think coming together as a community and celebrating why here's here for the 4th of july. i think it's great to see everyone spirited and getting everybody out. i think it's a great community event. we're excited to be here. >> reporter: it's already pretty warm out here in danville this morning which is why you can see, these folks, they brought the umbrellas to have some shade as the sun begins to come up here. this parade lasts for two and a half hours. you have to imagine by the time things are wrapping up, it will be pretty toasty out here in
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danville, especially if you are sitting there in the sun. it would be a good idea to get some shade and drink a lot of water. just so you know, a lot of streets will be closed down if you are gonna be in the downtown danville area. it works its way around heart and san ramon. bear that in mind if you are gonna be out here. you can see a lot of people bibling and walking here down the -- biking and walking here down the main drag. but in less than 15 minutes it will be floats. parade starts at 9:00. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> looks like another beautiful day. thank you, alex. speaking of the weather, let get a look at the forecast with rosemary who is in for steve. >> danville, picture perfect. we get to the bay and along the coast, and we have the low clouds. beginning to burn away. we'll be mostly clear away from the coastline for today.
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we do have a weak system that will move over the north of us that will continue our onshore breeze. we'll continue the low clouds along the coast. mostly sunny and slightly warmer for the rest of us. this is the start of a warming trend as we get into the weekend. so today slightly warmer than yesterday. tack on a few degrees on saturday. sunday looks to be the warmest day of your holiday weekend and for some of the hottest locations on sunday, getting into the upper 90s. we'll take a look at that and the extended forecast. let's take a look at this fog forecast. i want to push you in the afternoon. we'll come back to the current conditions in a moment. at 3:00, we're machine away from the -- mostly sunny away from the coast. notice how we're hugged up to the coastline with the fog. inside the bay, mostly sunny skies. cloudy and cool, pacifica, half moon bay, and that will continue for the afternoon. as we get into the evening hours, notice the low clouds pulling back in. by 8:00, 9:00. this has been pretty consistent all morning long. the onshore breeze helping to push the clouds back in.
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so folks, the berkeley marina, that possibility of those low clouds with us for tonight's festivities and the fireworks show. it doesn't mean you need to cancel your plans as long as the low clouds are not too low. we should still be able to see the display. it's something worth noting and something to keep an eye on for the afternoon and evening hours. mark will be back later today with an update on your forecast. temperaturewise, it will be cool at the coast. we're talking 50s. low 60s to near 70 degrees around the bay. and mostly clear skies. 70s inland. it will be a fabulous evening. you are definitely warm in the afternoon. but you get those nice mild summer nights. for the fireworks, we'll call for partly cloudy skies and 59 degrees when the show begins. for the rest of us, this morning, temperatures in the mid-50s to mid-60s. as we get into the noon hour, we have nice weather in store. for the afternoon, a lot like yesterday. a tad warmer in most areas. 60s along the coast. 70s along the bay. upper 80s to low 90s for the
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warmer spots. your bay area weekend always in view. temperatures again will be slightly warmer tomorrow. hottest on sunday. no change on monday. we begin to cool down on tuesday. >> ten minutes before 9:00, happening now, perfect weather for an independence day tradition. in the peninsula, you are looking at a picture from downtown redwood city where the redwood city 5-can is underway. people are running and walking. folks gearing up for the annual july 4th parade. that starts in an hour. the city has been holding this family-friendly event for decade. this year's theme through the eyes of a child. earlier this morning, another part of this event got underway. it's the rather tasty annual firefighters pancake breakfast. we caught up with some firefighters who turned into short order cooks earlier this morning. they are serving pancakes and sausage to a thousand people with proceeds benefiting the redwood city firefighters association. >> you come to the firehouse
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and have a good pancake breakfast. it's an opportunity to see some of the firefighters, see some of the fire equipment and then afterwards get to watch the parade. it's a lot of fun. >> there's no fear they are gonna run out of food. they have 650 pounds of pancake mix, 25 gallons of syrup and 50 pounds of coffee and orange juice. firefighters are also making -- are also working to make this year their first zero-waste breakfast ever. being very environmentally friendly. coming up, a powerful explosion and fire at an oakland apartment building. the piece of equipment that fire investigators say caused that explosion. bulldog: ah, the dog days of summer!
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welcome back to "mornings on 2." 8:54. and investigators say they believe a propane tank caused a fire and explosion at an oakland apartment building. the powerful blast shook the building at brighton avenue and macarthur boulevard shortly after 8:00 last night. firefighters say five adults and one child in the building managed to get out safely. but neighbors say it was a terrifying situation. >> the whole house shook on the foundation. it was one hell of a blast. >> there were a few parents who had to run out with their babies, no clothes on. and we went and we brought them blankets. >> investigators say the explosion came after the owner of the building turned on a propane heater. they say he was trying to
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exterminate some termites. well, the oakland as fans may be breathing easier this morning. it looks like the team will be staying at the oakland coliseum for at least the next few years. yesterday city leaders in oakland abruptly dropped their opposition for a new lease for the as. the decision came hours after a bombshell. the as informed city and county leaders that mlb commissioner bud selig had give fn the team permission to immediately seek a new home outside of oakland. >> i feel a lot of muscle from major league baseball, because ultimately it's them to makes the decision. >> however, this new deal only guarantees the as will stay in oakland until the end of 2017. and it still must win final approval from the oakland city council and the alameda county board of supervisors. san jose's own hot dog eating champion is getting ready for a big tradition. coney island's hot dog eating contest begins in less than an
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hour in new york. joey chest nutt is the seven time defending champ. last year he ate 69 records in ten minutes setting a world record. this year, he hopes to eat 70. we checked the rain from hurricane arthur. the rain is not expected to hit until after the event. >> just chomp away. we just heard that the female contestant, the black widow, she just lost. >> oh, wow. okay. very interesting what's going on. that's very interesting, the contest itself. have to turn away there. >> i know. one more final check on our 4th of july forecast with rosemary. >> maybe some folks thinking about grilling up hot dogs. we have nice weather in store. bay area, summertime pattern. low 60s, cloudy and cool over parts of the coast around the bay, very comfortable today. it will be warm inland. slightly warm with mostly sunny skies as we get into the evening hours, the low clouds will be pulling back into the bay. we'll be tracking that for you. we'll have to see whether or not that's gonna impact 4th of
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july fireworks for san francisco as well as the berkeley marina. outside of that, we have a warming trend for your weekend. the heat will be on especially sunday. upper 90s for the locations. >> that's our report for this morning. we always thank you for making ktvu your choice for news. >> be sure to watch the noon news for more on the 4th of july parade an activities like the one about to get underway in dan ville. we've always a -- danville. we're always here for you at ktvu.com as well as twitter and facebook. have a happy and safe 4th of july, of.
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